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A 48-year-old member asked:

how do i know the difference between dense breast tissue and a lump?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Breast self exam: If you are performing breast self exam monthly, then you will get know what your normal lumps feel like. Once you are familiar with your normal, an abnormal lump will feel different. If you have any question, call your doctor for evaluation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

When you are young what causes firm dense breast tissue?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

Do pockets of dense breast tissue simply appear and disappear?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

What is dense breast tissue? Is it bad to have dense breast tissue?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Breast tissue: Breast are made of milk ducts, supportive tissue and fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts have a higher ratio of supportive tissue to fatty tissue. One is not better than the other. We are all made a little differently

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Last updated May 19, 2012

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